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Product Development Process Improvement

Hammonton, NJ
September 27, 2023

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Darrell K. Woods


Phone: 609-***-****



“Cradle-to-Grave” PMO project implementation and coordination including system integration and multi-site national deployment. Extensive technical background in automation SDLC with emphasis in test and evaluation. Program finance and business analysis expertise to support business decision-making forecasting and P&L control. Adept in organizational development and process improvement utilizing progressive project leadership experience achieving team and stakeholder buy-in for maximum productivity. Skilled in both AGILE and traditional implementation methodologies.


Master of Engineering,

HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, District of Columbia, 1984

Bachelor Science of Electrical Engineering,



American Autowire, Bellmawr, NJ (2014 - Present)

R&D Product Engineer

●Updated engineering drawings with ECRs as necessary during product development and prototyping. Manufacturing quality process improvement. Assisted in planning and implementation of Lean manufacturing process improvement activities for increased product quality and production capacity. Conducted review of engineering manufacturing drawings, BOMs, SOP and test procedures to ensure compliance to manufacturing standards. Identified process improvement areas in SRD production for increased quality and

reduced manufacturing time. Assisted senior management in the implementation of process improvement to incorporate Lean 5S principles (e.g. Standardization, tool/equipment Set).

●Conduct QC, engineering and CM review activities to resolve production issues early. Responsible for product manufacturing work order data entry to meet sales backlog and inventory requirements.

Cecil Tabernacle Christian Ministry, Williamstown, NJ (2009 - 2014)

Technical Operations Dept Lead,

●Programmatic specialist to management for developed IMS LAN operational and performance requirements for use by ministry staff. Responsible for implementation of yearly projects such as the installation of a complex A/V visual projection system for use in the main auditorium. Coordinated with key stakeholders to develop a corrective action plan for performance variances. Led software development projects for ministry applications using Agile/Scrum methodology for rapid prototyping and development in and MS Project in 2-week sprints.

Synerfac Technical Services, Wyndmoor, Pa (2006 - 2009)

PMO Finance Analyst,

●Project Manager Consultant, responsible for migration of PMO administrative infrastructure from individual application usage to enterprise collaborative environment using MS SharePoint and MS Project Server. Provided technical guidance and user

support for 50 users for complete MS SharePoint and Project Server transition. Program Finance, responsible for the management of PMO financial budgeting, forecasting projections, and tracking. Provided engineering and manufacturing cost analysis for defense product line to LOB management for monthly and quarterly program reviews. Assisted in business unit financial forecasting including ROI analysis of the defense product line of 117 products. Provided monthly and quarterly financial review presentations to executive management for all product development and sales including all AP, AR and revenue margin. Tracked actual costs against baseline planned cost while evaluating program EVM. Provided program management support for 7 PMs in PMO for project scheduling, project finance of product development and manufacturing using MS Project Server and MS SharePoint. Generated monthly reports of KPIs for multiple product development projects. Created Excel macros, formula functions, vlookup functions and pivot tables to populated presentation tables in Excel which were incorporated into a corporate quarterly review. Identified project risk areas and assisted in risk mitigation activities including resource reallocation and scheduling changes.


Risk Mitigation, SDLC, MS SharePoint, Cost Analysis, Test & Evaluation, PMBOK Implementation, Product Development, Market Trend Analysis, Process Improvement, Project Control, Stakeholder Mgt, Project Scheduling/EVM

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